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New York Times best-selling author Kathie Lee Gifford reveals heartwarming, entertaining conversations between people and personalities who both agree and disagree about who Jesus is, his role throughout history, and his presence in our lives today.

For decades, Kathie Lee has had deep conversations about her faith with anyone who is interested in talking about it. What she discovered early on is most people are very willing to talk about Jesus: atheists, agnostics, Scientologists, Jews, broken-hearted Catholics, confused Baptists, Pentecostals, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Hindus alike. 

While some of the people Kathie Lee has spoken with do not share her belief that Jesus is the Messiah - as prophesied for centuries by prophets in the Hebrew scriptures - they nonetheless have a universal fascination with him. This singular man who lived more than 2,000 years ago, and never traveled more than 100 miles from where he was born, managed to change the entire world. Even the way we delineate history (BC/AD) comes from his short 33 years of life.

In The Jesus I Know, Kathie Lee shares cherished conversations that she’s had with others who find Jesus to be an ancient historical figure who somehow continues to be an undeniably magnetic, relevant presence in the modern world. Those conversations include:

  • Actors like Kristin Chenoweth and Cynthia Garrett, with stories of Craig Ferguson and Kevin Costner
  • Newsmakers and news personalities like Kris Jenner, Megyn Kelly, Jason Kennedy, and Janice Dean
  • Performers like Chynna Phillips Baldwin, Brian Welch, Jimmie Allen, and Jimmy Wayne
  • Hitmakers like Louis York and David Pomeranz
  • As well as those coming from other faith traditions.

Using Kathie Lee’s favorite Scripture passages as scaffolding, these thought-provoking exchanges will bring his teachings to life before your very eyes. 

A Scripture reference list is available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Kathie Lee Gifford (P)2021 Thomas Nelson

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Not Jesus

Although there are many great stories, most do not represent the real Jesus or a real PERSONAL relationship with Jesus. Too many stories are “Me and Jesus got our own thing going.”

Scripturally they do need somebody to tell them what it’s all about. Maybe Kathie Lee should tell them. They are her closest friends.

I do pray each of these people will truly find the real Jesus and serve Him. And YES, worship Him. You can do no other if you realize what hHe did for you. Died for me, you, us! But it’s not lip service or passive. It REQUIRES commitment the THE King of kings and Lord of lords.

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A little out of touch with regular folks

Although some of her stories and biblical references are relevant it seems to me that it would've been more effective to get stories from more everyday people that are living in the real world. She interviewed celebrities and other individuals who really don't understand the struggle of where their next meal is coming from or how to pay the electric bill or if they're going to lose their home. When listening to the audiobook it sounds choppy, fake, and almost forced Conversations.

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encouraging words

all these stories about What Jesus means to different people are encouraging to anyone who reads it@@

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Good but unusual

This book took me by surprise. I wasn’t quite expecting it to include interviews with various people who biblically wouldn’t necessarily be considered believers and followers of Jesus. Jesus says there is only one way to the Father and that’s through the Son. Hoping that all who read or listen to this book keep that in mind. Also, the method of the interviews was too scripted for me. It sounded like everyone was reading something they had prepared, and it was all edited to make it seem like Kathie Lee was speaking with them. Definitely different.

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Loved listening and learning

Thank you Kathy Lee for compiling all these accounts if how Jesus is very actively working in the lives of his most beloved creation- us. All people. To God be the the glory- CN from NC

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inspiring

the story's where so good and everyone had a different story on how they know God. Loved it and Love Kathy Lee

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Where are the real voices of the interviewees?

I was so looking forward to hearing the personal stories, but these voices are not those of the actual props. It feels very impersonal to hear voiceovers from other people. Why aren’t the real people used? Hard to listen to stories you know aren’t coming from the actual person.

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THERE IS ONLY ONE TRUTH.

I loved some of what I heard.. Especially how the Lord worked in so many lives; however, some of the people did not refer to JESUS AS GOD. As a matter of fact, one person even said something like, "God, Jesus or whoever you call Him?" There is NO COMPROMISE when it comes to the person of Jesus, as a christian... He is God, and He and the Father are one! Also, He is the way and the truth... There is NO OTHER TRUTH.

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I never knew that Kathie Lee Gifford was so much into God. This is a very uplifting book. Many great TESTIMONIES.

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LOVE!! ❤️

Really enjoyed hearing all the different opinions, experiences, and stories. Thank you for such an uplifting message to grow closer to Jesus. ❤️